Meet Pease Park’s 18-ft Thomas Dambo troll

The new troll, named Malin, is the 129th installation by the artist and sits at the park for all humans and animals alike to enjoy.

Malin the troll against a background of trees, with several children climbing on her.

Malin the troll is the first Thomas Dambo sculpture in Texas and the 129th in the world.

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There’s a new, 18-ft tall friend ready to meet you at Pease Park.

Meet Malin the troll, a free sculpture for all to enjoy at the central Austin park. Malin was made by artist Thomas Dambo over the course of two weeks and opened to the public on Friday, March 15.

Made of 80% recycled materials, Malin’s wood was sourced from Wampler sawmill in Bastrop County, a defunct test tank from J.J. Pickle Research Campus of UT Austin, storm-damaged trees from Kingsbury Hillside, and her feet were made in Denmark.

You can find Malin just north of Kingsbury Commons. She will remain at Pease Park for at least 15 years. When you visit, don’t miss the BEPI Park Mini Troll at 1101 Enfield Rd.

Can’t get enough of these charming trolls? You can peruse Dambo’s Trollmap to explore his other pieces around the globe.

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